Community News & Events for May 3

Camp counselors
4-H Camp Counselor Training will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Shenandoah County Extension office. Information: 540-459-6140.

4-H exchange
The Shenandoah County 4-H Exchange Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock. Information: 540-459-6140.

4-H/FFA entries
Shenandoah County 4-H and FFA Sheep, Goat, Swine and Dairy entries are due Thursday at the Shenandoah County Extension office. Information: 540-459-6140.

Help desk
The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk will be available 9 a.m.-noon Friday at the Shenandoah County Extension office in Woodstock to answer home horticultural questions. Information: 540-459-6140.

La Leche League
The La Leche League of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, a support group for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, will meet on the following days this month:
• Today: 1 p.m., Ten Moons Midwifery, 400 Virginia Ave., Front Royal.
• May 9: 10 a.m., Steamy’s Café, 38 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester.
• May 19: 6 p.m., 309 S. Stuart St., Winchester.
Information: Aimee at 540-660-2459, Natasha at 212-203-9394, Sharon at 301-542-9782, Lydia at 202-618-9221, Alice at 540-636-3785 or visit

Master Gardeners
The Shenandoah County Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer home horticultural questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Strasburg Farmer’s Market at Pot Town Organics. Information: 459-6140.

Bake/floral sale
The North Mountain Lutheran Parish will hold a bake and floral arrangement sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of First Bank in Strasburg. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life.

Book drop-off
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will sponsor a book drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowman Library in Stephens City for its summer used book sale.
Visitors may drop off books, CDs and DVDs. Information: Barbara Richardson at 540-662-9041 ext. 31 or

BBQ chicken
A chicken barbecue, by Shawn Rutz, will be held Saturday at Tractor Supply in Woodstock sponsored by Mt. Calvary UCC to benefit multiple charities. Chicken will be ready at 9 a.m.

BBQ chicken
A chicken barbecue to benefit the First Baptist Church Woodstock Relay for Life Team will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday beside Katie’s Kustard and First Bank in Woodstock.
The cost is $4 per half. Preorders: George Brinkley at 540-335-2545 or 459-2507.

Gyrofest, bazaar
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Winchester will hold a gyrofest and bazaar on Saturday.
The bazaar will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall. Gyros will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the local Phloptochus chapter of Friends of the Poor.

Story times
Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following story times during May:
Preschool time: 11 a.m., Saturday and May 14 and 28, for ages 3 and up.
Toddler time: 11 a.m., May 16 and 23, for ages 3 and under.
Twilight Tales: 6 p.m., May 17, 24 and 31, for all ages.
Story time: 11 a.m., May 18 and 25, for ages 2-5.
Baby time: 11 a.m., May 19 and 26, for ages birth to 15 months.
Paws for Reading with therapy dogs: 1 p.m., May 21.

Tea for Two
Handley Library will host Tea for Two at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 12.
Youth attending are asked to dress up and bring their favorite adult and doll or stuffed animal for an afternoon of tea and refreshments. Children will make a craft.
Space is limited. Registration required by calling 540-662-9041, ext. 16.

Addiction series
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal, in cooperation with Northwestern Community Services and the Warren County Coalition, will host the final session of a panel discussion on substance abuse at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the library.
Information: 540-635-3153.

‘Discuss This’
Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will host “Discuss This” at 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 12 to 19 who are inspired by good books, articles, movies and art or who write, draw or enjoy playing music.
Information: 540-635-3153.

BBQ dinner
Boy Scout Troop 46 will hold a pulled pork barbecue dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Stephenson. Cost is $9 for the pulled pork meal or $4 for the children’s hot dog meal. Proceeds will help scouts attend camp.

Spaghetti dinner
Oak Level United Methodist Church, in celebration of Christian Home Month, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1809 Camp Roosevelt Road, Fort Valley.
A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit Stop Hunger Now and church outreach programs. Carryouts available.


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